February 19, 2013

Eosinophilic esophagitis study needs participants ages 12-25

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a condition wherein the esophagus becomes inflamed and irritated. The cause is thought to be an allergic reaction. Symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Feeding problems
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

There are currently no treatments for EoE, but VUMC is running a clinical study to test a new drug.

Researchers are recruiting patients age 12 to 25 who have a history of EoE and who are having difficulty swallowing.

The study may last up to 46 weeks with up to 12 study visits.

For more information go here.